In case you didn't know, AMD has recently ventured into branding SSDs as well. We have no idea what strategy AMD is adopting to have so many computer hardware products that are branded under the AMD brand, but it seems that other than the previous AMD memory modules, SSDs are also part of their timeline. In fact, it is almost possible to build a fully AMD branded computer right now. Talk aside, let's take a look at the AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD which is branded by AMD, manufactured by OCZ that is a Toshiba Group Company.
Setup: ASUS Maximus VII Gene with Intel Core i7 4770K
The AMD Radeon R7 SSD is available in 120GB,240GB and 480GB capacities. We've managed to get our hands on the 240GB version, which promises a Max Read speed of 550MB/s and a Max Write speed of 500MB/s. This is about the performance of most SSDs out in the market. However, what we are really concern about is its performance when put under different kinds of file types and file sizes. What kinds of speeds can it reach?
A first test on CrystalDiskMark shows the potential of the AMD Radeon R7 SSD. It was able to reach speeds of 494.7MB/s which is considered average a SSD of its type. However, its write speed is proved to be much more impressive at 520MB/s. This is even higher than its rated max speed of 500MB/s.
As for ATTO Disk Benchmark, we can see that the drive gets maxed out at file sizes 2048KB and above with a max write speed of 530242KB/s and a max read speed of 555383KB/s. So did the drive perform up to what it is specified? Definitely. We can see that the AMD Radeon R7 seems to do quite well in its write speeds as well.
In a real world test, we took a 1.7GB big movie to transfer from 1 SSD (Intel 330 120GB) to the Radeon R7. This whole process took 3685ms and at an average transfer rate of 436MB/s.
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